99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 1/20/09
CLARKSON STUDENT ATTENDS OBAMA INAUGURAL--Erika Brown, an e-commerce major in Washington as part of the Youth Inaugural Conference, says Barack Obama speaks to her, one of his speechwriters is in her age group.
NICHOLS STEPS DOWN--Tom Nichols, the St. Lawrence County Legislator representing District 3, announced Monday he would be leaving office effective today. Nichols says one of the accomplishments he is proudest of is the bipartisan effort to provide a prescription drug and medical services discount card, the first in the nation. Nichols' replacement will face a special election this November to fill out his term, then the following general election next fall to keep the seat. Nichols says the GOP Committee in Morristown must fill its vacant seats and elect a Chair before he will announce who he thinks should run for the seat. Nichols determined thorugh his legal counsel he cannot be a legislator and also a deputy elections commissioner.
SEACOMM UPS REWARD FOR CANTON ROBBERY SUSPECT--The reward from the Credit Union is now 25-thousand dollars for information leading to the successful prosecution of the suspect. With the addition of FBI funds, the reward is now 50-thousand dollars. An armed man entered the Canton branch on East Main Street January 9th, forced employees by handgun to enter the vault, and made off with almost 222-thousand dollars in cash.
BURNS FINALIST FOR BOCES JOB--Tom Burns, currently the Superintendent of Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, is reportedly one of two finalists for the position of Superintendent of St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES. The position covers services for 18 component school districts in the two counties.
Robert Beamis--60--Services 8pm Wednesday at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop. Calling hours Wednesday 6:30-8pm.